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France Rejects Iran Leader’s Ban on Unlimited Nuclear Inspections

published about 1 hour ago
The French position came as negotiators reconvened with the aim of reaching a final agreement on the nuclear dispute by June 30.

World Briefing: Tony Blair to Resign in June as Special Middle East Envoy

published about 2 hours ago
Representing the Middle East “quartet” of the United States, Russia, the United Nations and the European Union, he made little progress toward a lasting peace.

Other Foreigners Detained in Iran

published about 2 hours ago
Other Foreigners Detained in Iran
In the past seven years, other journalists and American travelers have been arrested in Iran for spying. All have denied the accusations.

Yemeni-Americans, Thrust Into Limbo, Say U.S. Embassy Unfairly Revokes Passports

published about 4 hours ago
Yemeni-Americans, Thrust Into Limbo, Say U.S. Embassy Unfairly Revokes Passports
American citizens, lawyers say, are essentially rendered stateless by the embassy in Sana, Yemen, for no apparent reason other than their Yemeni origin.

U.N. Reports About 200 Million Fewer Hungry People Than in 1990

published about 10 hours ago
The global count of hungry people has fallen from about one billion 25 years ago to 795 million today, the United Nations says, or about one person out of every nine.